Isaac Mashaba
4 minute read
25 Aug 2021
7:40 am

Stop reshuffling incompetence, and give youngsters a chance

Isaac Mashaba

Our national trajectory is driven by political leaders who have only their own interests and thrive on creating tensions through populist rhetoric.

An SAA aircraft on the runway at the OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: Gallo Images/The Times/Alon Skuy

Who can ever forget the “chicken or beef?” flight attendants used to offer us on the now wrecked and ruined South African Airways (SAA)? Whether we were leaving on an SAA flight, or returning to our homeland, we were excited and happy. South Africa was a country we were proud of. We, along with our national carrier, were successful. Now no more. All credit goes to our failed government, disastrous state owned enterprises and a bloated civil service and the many corrupt and incompetent who inhabit its ranks. Their actions have resulted in a steadily declining economy, failed service providers,...